Everyone has one or two of those foods that are pure comfort foods and remind them of home. For me its berries. Particularly blackberries, but pretty much any berry. (I bet I have had a bowl of strawberries every day for the past month.... not that I am complaining.) And the blackberries are starting to ripen. We tried growing them in Metropolis, but the goopy black soil just wont support them. They grow great here. This is yesterday's and today's take. The plants are very young, so I expect future years will be even better. You will notice among the blackberries are a handful of raspberries (which I am assured will not grow here.) You can also see the whole row of raspberries which have almost become weed-like this year. We have tons of little 3 inch high plants that have escaped the bed (for anyone outside the black mucky soil that wants them, just ask) -- though I understand they dont grow here. Right now Ellie Mae is in the "kitchen" making a cobbler from her favorite food porn site.
And the most important news: the cure seems to have finished on the bacon. It now has to rest a day uncovered in the fridge before the smoke tomorrow.